Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration, an exhibition curated by William Myers in collaboration with the Rhode Island School of Design’s Nature Lab, is the culmination of Nature Lab’s 80th anniversary celebrations. The exhibition runs from Aug 25—Sept 27 and showcases recent examples of design and art that inform our complex relationship with nature and help us decipher how it may evolve in the future.
Prof McCormack will also be participating in a symposium marking the launch of the exhibition on August 24. He’ll be discussing how his work is informed by the flora of the Australian landscape, their ecosystems, and the interpretation of biological process abstracted through computer algorithms. The Biodesign exhibition features two of McCormack’s works, Morphogenesis Series and Fifty Sisters. Both works use customised evolutionary computing and generative design techniques to create imaginary plant-forms, based on Australian native flora.
William Myers is a freelance curator, writer, and teacher based in Amsterdam. He is the author of Biodesign (MoMA, 2018) and Bioart (Thames & Hudson, 2015) and has organized several exhibitions highlighting how advances in science and emerging technologies influence culture. Bioart examined the contemporary practices of sixty different artists, collectives, and organisations working at the intersection of art and biology, and featured the work of Jon McCormack.